A Hawaii General Power of Attorney is used to appoint an agent to act on behalf of the principal (creator of the document) up until such a point that the principal becomes incapacitated or the power is revoked. The general power of attorney does not grant the authority to make medical decisions, it only provides the agent with the ability to manage the grantor’s finances.
The power is defined as unlimited, meaning the agent will be able to make any financial decision that is legal in the state of Hawaii. It is therefore crucial that the principal select someone they know and trust.
Signing Requirements – Notary Public (§551E-3(b))